Thursday, December 17, 1987

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 17, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Canyon Basketball Classic begins Page JO New Braunfels 245 New Texas 78130 USPS I IK Zeituno SPS 377880 5126259144 4r One Thursday 25 Cents One 16 Pages Seele PTA will have its Christmas program and meeting today at 7 in the school Fifth grade students will perform for the program A benefit for New Braunfels Jaycees Toys or Tots will be Fri day evening at Knox Landing Coun ty Line Band will entertain There is a cover charge with going to Toys for Tots Donations of toys and nonperishable good will be ac cepted In addition to the an auction of a wide range of donated items is planned A family night out with games is planned by Sts Peter and Paul School starting at 7 M p m Satur day at St Marys Hall There will le door and baked goods Proceeds will go to benefit Catholic education Free bain sitting will also be available Sandra Fuentes and Virginia Con zales are hosting a Christmas dance to benefit needy children in UK community The dance will be IVv 20 from 5 to 11 p m at Hermann Sorts Ixxige Music will be by Los Diamanles Iel Norte and cmpo llu sion Estrana Tickets are S3 ptr person or per couple Donations of gifts for children ages 1 through 12 will be accepted Since the August takeover of Trailways by the local busing operation has changed quite a bit There are now about buses rolling through the rner city even day and the business has cut its shipping charges by about 75 per cent A spokesman at the local Greyhound office 235 Trade Center Drive said the bus a great was to gel somewhere lor Christmas or to send your gifts to anywhere in the count ry Buses run M hours a whereas other shipping services onl operate about eight hours a day A package going as far as New York could get there in about two days by bus she said The local Greyhound office is open H a in to H p m during the and a a in to p m on Satur day n the Canyon Lake Ac lion Center folks willbe caroling in the area Watch for their wagon The Action Center and thrift shop will be closed Dec 11 through Jan 4 and on Jan 22 and the center plans a rummagt sale Action Center leaders warn that anyone solilicing funds for the Action Center should be asked to show redentials THE D THERE ARE ON It SrtOfTiNo 7 shopping days to Christmas Ciray skies are in the forecast for at least the next couple of days light rain and drizzle were reported in several areas of New Braunfels and the county Highs today near 55 degree with tonight calling for a low in the mid 40s and con tinued light rain ThelienM 9 7 12 Fish unhurt by reduction in river flow By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer iuadalupeBlanco River Authority technicians said Wednesday it Is unlikely that fish in the Guadalupe River will be damaged by a drastic drop in Right the fish are holed up in the pools in the said Jim Arn GBRAs water quality senices supervisor Flow into the river stop ped Monday night when pumping equipment was damaged by strong winds There is a very slight flow right Artist said A fish would not try to go from pool to pool But the fish are in good shape The bottom line is there should be no fish Arnst said about 1 cubic foot per se cond of water is flowing into the river below the dam That flow is down from the 75 cfs required by the federal government during construc tion of the Canyon Dam hydroelectric plant All we going is the sepage from the Arnst said He added that the dissolved oxygen levels and water temperature are adequate to support the fish until repairs are made and pumping Arnst said because this is the coolest part of year and there is little evaporation in the the fish should have no problem surviving The Federal Knergy Regulatory Commission requires the river Page 5 Fire department moves following asbestos find By DAVIDMAY Staff Writer New Braunfels Fire Department moved earlier this year from Central Fire Station to make way for a new have been forced to move This time the move is because asbestos was discovered in the ceiling of the tem porary offices of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission re main in their confines at 705 a former naval training facility built in the 1950s and now owned by the A County Health Department assis who worked in the building for 15 said this week she has notified her doctor who will monitor her Fire Chief Phil Baker said the asbestos was discovered about a month ago as painting and remodel ing work in the health departments former offices was being A test of the a stuccotype mix ture blown onto paperlathed back revealed an asbestos concentra tion of between 3 and 6 Thats a relatively low ex said Baker from the depart ments new temporary offices at 725 a building owned by New Braunfels The fire depart ment will be required to pay utilities and maintain janitorial services at the Its no real but we See Page 2 Recreation board ready for business n The low water level in the Guadalupe River has exposed he rocks in the river Photo by Deryl Clark Management plan Residents offer ideas to define cut usage By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer New Hraunfels residents Wednes da tossed about a few ideas or mak ing water last longer during the first public meeting in Central Texas to gather public input about drought management of the Kdwards Underground Water District told a group of local residents at the New Braunfels Civic Center he district needs input to help it decide just when a drought begins and how water should be managed once a drought occurs Kecent legislation allows the district to compile a drought management plan Kdwards representatives have scheduled Close Call meetings throughout the five county region in the district Those meetings as well as a second group of meetings with professionals in volved in water will pro vide the basis for a including goals for water conservation and a means for monitoring the Kenneth Ikels one of Comal Coun tys representatives to the Kdwards told the approximately 25 peo pie present to remember what hap pened during the minidrought of HW4 and lo think of reasonable ways to reduce water use during more ex treme condition Bill a consultant with Dresser and said a drought management plan differs from conservation measures in that conservation is an ongoing while drought management would in clude possibly drastic measures to reduce consumption Were all in this Buckholz adding that the five counties in the aquifer region have to cooperate to ensure a future water supply The water use of each city or county in the region directly affects the supply for the remainder of the he saying that is why it is so important that the area work together to plan for drought Peggy an Kdwards consul pointed out that during drought conditions pumping from the aquifer is highest That combined See Page 2 By DAVIDMAY Staff Writer The new board of directors for Comal Countys Water Oriented Recreation District in its first organizational meeting Wednesday night got the easy stuff out of the way officers and their lengths of terms were Now the hard part The board will ultimately establish taxing and revenue procedures for the district and is to implement various improvements and perma nent public facilities around Canyon Lake and the Guadalupe River It met at the offices of Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Howard Curly The board for the to continue meeting regularly at Smiths office on the second Wednes day of every month at Special meetings are expected to be called beginning in January as the board hopes to meet a selfimposed deadline of early April to have pro cedures Jean Pfeuffer was named earlier by Comal County Commissioners Court as first chairman of the which was approved in November by See Page2 Suspected AIDS victims released from county jail Two kept in isolation at Com al County Jail for more than a week after being suspected of suffering from an AlDSrelated were released from custody One man received probation and charges against the other were drop Both were transferred from Dallas County Jail 8 on outstanding felony theft warrants Local jail officials were upset that jail authorities in Dallas had not warned the Comal County transportation of ficer that the pair was suspected of carrying the One of the men pleaded guilty before District Judge Charles Ram say to charges of felony theft and theft of He was accused of purchasing hundreds of dollars worth of clothing with bad checks and then See 2 New Braunfels Fire Department responded in full force Wednesday afternoon to a fire call at a residence in the 900 block of Oasis They found a lot of smoke but little Officials said a child had draped a towel over a gas space heater in a The towel caught fire and sent smoke pouring through the The grandmother and an unidentified man were able to escape as fire officials extinguished the small Damage was estimated at around Photo by Deryl Clark Cheer Fund donations top goal The annual Cheer Fund spon sored by the HerstidZeitimg reached its goal to provide Christinas dinners for m area Ail additional donations Will be placed in a special accgynj to be used to start next years The HeraldZeityng tte fund dxjve each year and mUm trap the Uoaai Guard Community Ser vice ends hive Tfef dolls will be distributed from Helping ecws a and Christine Za Frances